Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador reach the summit of Kilimanjaro (video)

Tinkoff-Saxo team reached the 5,895m summit of Africa's highest mountain this morning (Nov 5).

Peter Sagan and Alberto Contador joined their Tinkoff-Saxo colleagues at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, having scaled the mountain in just five days.

Setting off from base camp Barafu base camp around midnight, the Tinkoff-Saxo team climbed through the dark and reached the 5,895m Uhuru Peak just after sunrise.

The expedition encountered unfavourable weather conditions in the first three days of the trek, with four members of the party forced to abandon their ascent due to health problems.

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The above video shows Sagan and co treking through the forests near the start of the climb in the first days of the climb, with the triple Tour de France green jersey winner seen to be carrying his own bulky backpack.

Mopping sweat from his forehead as he goes, Sagan struggles to break a smile in the video - perhaps saving his energy for the following days.

While in Africa, team leader Contador confirmed that he will be racing in both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 2015, although surely none of the climbs will be as challenging as Kilimanjaro.

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